Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

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Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Protonoid » 31 July 2016, 10:30

Here are some common question about a very common thing called "lag" with respective answers

1. What is lag?
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Lag is a noticeable delay of information between the User's Client and the server. Often confused for (FPS (lag) Frames Per Second). Causing problems in your multiplayer gaming experience, delay/slowness due to a relatively high PING(latency).


2.What is ping/latency and how is it related to lag?
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Ping is the latency between the client (you), any other (user/player) or the server. It is related to lag because ping determines how fast your connection is bound with the server, that means the more higher ping you have, the more lag you'll encounter.


3. Why I'm experiencing a delay and why is my ping high?
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Delay's can happen due to various of reasons :
  • Bad Internet, connection automatically increasing ping
  • Overload on PC, causing decrease in performance and Internet connection
  • Large amount of Devices connected to your local network, absorbing all of your internet
  • Our End Server's (itself) experiencing troubles resulting in a bad connection
  • Background Processes that use up internet


4. What factors can lag cause?
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  • Decreased in gaming experience
  • Bad Frames Per-second (FPS) stopped or slow Frames
  • Delay of information (Shots taking 1 - ** seconds to get register)
  • Other players might kill you easily (or you might kill them easily)
  • Other player might face difficulties killing you (or you might face it)


5. How can I lower my Ping?
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  • Getting a better internet connection
  • Stopping Background processes that use internet
  • Connecting to the nearest server
  • ~iDeath6600
  • Shutting Down other devices that use the internet
  • Restarting Your router (Yeah, It helps)
  • Increasing your performance (Try plugging your PC into a power source)
  • Using an Ethernet Cable Connection can drastically lower your Ping ~Elitech


6. How fast does my connection need to be to have a good ping?
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Depends upon your router/modem. On an average you need a 4Mbps connection to your ISP resulting into 4000*1/8 = 500KBPS approx


7. Why is my ping getting a very high value time by time resulting in a disconnection?
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This problem is caused by your wireless cards :
Read Section 2.
If the problem still persists, you can PM me or contact the site Administration


Have something to add? Did I post something wrong or have a better explanation? Reply back to the topic or PM me.

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby pixelbyte » 5 August 2016, 19:37

Nice, this may really help.                                                        

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby monkeyman2535 » 5 August 2016, 20:20

Wow, thank you so for stepping up to the plate and making this. With any luck this will clear the support sections of some of the repetitive spam about lag--although I don't know if I would bet on it. People will probably not bother to read it and continue their previous behavior just to increase their post counts. But at least now there's something you can direct them to instead of having to answer the same questions over and over.
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby The Algerian Commander » 5 August 2016, 20:32

Useful Informations, also I wish to know, what is the best connection ? LAN or WAN ? In other word the mode which make the best performance ?
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Incompetence » 6 August 2016, 02:14

The Algerian Commander wrote:Useful Informations, also I wish to know, what is the best connection ? LAN or WAN ? In other word the mode which make the best performance ?

wired > wireless; less interference in connection between your router and your computer
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Protonoid » 6 August 2016, 04:07

The Algerian Commander wrote:Useful Informations, also I wish to know, what is the best connection ? LAN or WAN ? In other word the mode which make the best performance ?


LAN is your Local Area Connection such as your router and devices connected to it.
WAN (in this case) is internet.
You can't compare those.

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@Incompetence LAN & WAN aren't Wired & Wireless Network.
Or either Algerian was asking for Wired and Wireless and just got confused b/w LAN , WAN and WLAN .
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*LAN -> Local Area Network.
*LAN cable -> Local area network Cable
*WAN -> Wide Area Network (such as internet)
*WLAN -> Wireless Local Area Network (Wi-Fi)
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Incompetence » 6 August 2016, 04:24

Protonoid wrote:
The Algerian Commander wrote:Useful Informations, also I wish to know, what is the best connection ? LAN or WAN ? In other word the mode which make the best performance ?


LAN is your Local Area Connection such as your router and devices connected to it.
WAN (in this case) is internet.
You can't compare those.

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@Incompetence LAN & WAN aren't Wired & Wireless Network.
Or either Algerian was asking for Wired and Wireless and just got confused b/w LAN , WAN and WLAN .
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*LAN -> Local Area Network.
*LAN cable -> Local area network Cable
*WAN -> Wide Area Network (such as internet)
*WLAN -> Wireless Local Area Network (Wi-Fi)

i know what he asked and i know the difference

my answer still applies
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby CaptainSolo » 8 August 2016, 16:35

Well, that might help, if all that worked. I mean, you wrote very good advices, but they don't help (talkin' about me). In my opinion, the game lagg itself, because the servers are old, etc..

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Elitech » 10 August 2016, 18:39

Solo, servers are shit.

Lower your graphic settings and violence should be off.
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby kneelfrox » 16 August 2016, 04:55

This is very useful, but i'll still stick on my way to lower my ping.

Migration :)

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Protonoid » 16 August 2016, 09:02

^Nice way tho.. I would like to do the same!


Notice about End-servers experiencing troubles
*Most of the troubles will be gone after the treatment that protects End-servers from DDoS attacks. That means, It is a rare chance of those experiencing troubles even after the protection.
*If any of the condition listed in 3. Why I'm experiencing a delay and why is my ping high? is not there and you are still experiencing lag, then you should ask others first before presuming that end-servers are not working properly.

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby MI6 AGENT 007 » 17 August 2016, 05:26

You know who to blame this on for shitty servers....
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Noir Lime12 » 24 September 2016, 01:37

This Topic IS Pretty Good I like this all Sign So The Lag is done

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby MI6 AGENT 007 » 24 September 2016, 03:01

Noir Lime12 wrote:This Topic IS Pretty Good I like this all Sign So The Lag is done

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You gotta blame coolbuddy for shitty servers.
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby mikey schmidt » 9 December 2016, 10:33

my sad story of sudden disconnection

im actually tentionmaru btw

i was playing approved maps and just like always, everything got delayed ( enemy hitbox, projectiles, everything! ) but this time, my ping rised in a sudden it says my ping is 3600 but when i press tab it says ONLY 250! WHY IS IT DOING THIS TO ME! it really makes ABSELOUTE NO SENSE!

well, that is already good enough to cause me to get bad gaming expirience and leave negative comments
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Protonoid » 9 December 2016, 10:49

mikey schmidt wrote:my sad story of sudden disconnection

im actually tentionmaru btw

i was playing approved maps and just like always, everything got delayed ( enemy hitbox, projectiles, everything! ) but this time, my ping rised in a sudden it says my ping is 3600 but when i press tab it says ONLY 250! WHY IS IT DOING THIS TO ME!

well, that is already good enough to cause me to get bad gaming expirience and leave negative comments


That's why there's a section 2.... Follow it.
PM me if problem still persists.

Another suggestion for you is to update your Wireless and Ethernet drivers.
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby iDeath6600 » 1 September 2017, 17:36

I love how out of all these ways to fix lag "Join the right server" is not listed anywhere. FFS
Your ping will NOT go any lower than 130 if you're EU playing NA.
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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby Protonoid » 2 September 2017, 10:49

iDeath6600 wrote:I love how out of all these ways to fix lag "Join the right server" is not listed anywhere. FFS
Your ping will NOT go any lower than 130 if you're EU playing NA.


Thanks, added to both the threads ( this one and https://www.plazmaburst2.com/forum/view ... 76#p163576)

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Re: Common Questions 'bout Lag w/ Answers

Postby SecretShadowCode » 22 April 2018, 11:13

now this,was really useful
Cant believe i knew so much xD.
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